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More data needed to address human trafficking in Indian CountryFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
More data needed to address human trafficking in Indian Country (April 19, 2017)
Of the four federal agencies that investigate or prosecute human trafficking, three aren't required to confirm whether a victim is Native American.
Mary Annette Pember: Awareness for missing and murdered sistersFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Mary Annette Pember: Awareness for missing and murdered sisters (March 22, 2017)
'It’s a hard struggle when a member of your family passes away. But this Day of Awareness can mean that her memory will live on forever.'
Advocates open StrongHearts Native Helpline for Native survivorsFiled Under: Health | Law | National | Politics
Advocates open StrongHearts Native Helpline for Native survivors (March 7, 2017)
Callers can receive culturally-relevant and confidential assistance at 1-844-7NATIVE (1-844-762-8483) Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5:30pm Central time.
Indian Country joins legal push to block Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Environment | Law | National | Politics
Indian Country joins legal push to block Dakota Access Pipeline (February 22, 2017)
With all hope lost in the Trump administration, more tribes and tribal advocates are joining the court fight.
Native women host Capitol Hill briefing on missing and murdered sistersFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Native women host Capitol Hill briefing on missing and murdered sisters (February 15, 2017)
Advocates are calling for May 5 to be designated as National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.
Strong Hearts Helpline for Native survivors set for 2017 launchFiled Under: National
Strong Hearts Helpline for Native survivors set for 2017 launch (October 14, 2016)
The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center is starting the initiative.
Indian Country united in call for full review of Dakota Access PipelineFiled Under: Environment | National | Politics
Indian Country united in call for full review of Dakota Access Pipeline (October 13, 2016)
A legal, regulatory and political push continues in support of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.
Native women lead official inquiry into missing and murdered sistersFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law | National
Native women lead official inquiry into missing and murdered sisters (August 4, 2016)
Three of the five commissioners for the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls are Native women.
Effort builds for missing and murdered Native women and girlsFiled Under: First Nations in Canada | Law | National | Politics
Effort builds for missing and murdered Native women and girls (June 29, 2016)
A resolution in Congress seeks to designate May 5, 2017, as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Native Women and Girls.
Native women hail Supreme Court decision on domestic violenceFiled Under: Law | National
Native women hail Supreme Court decision on domestic violence (June 28, 2016)
The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center submitted a brief in defense of a federal law that bars domestic violence offenders from possessing firearms.
Tribes rest easy as Supreme Court wraps up a surprising sessionFiled Under: Law | National
Tribes rest easy as Supreme Court wraps up a surprising session (June 24, 2016)
With four Indian law case on the docket, tribes were preparing for the worst.
Native women confront high rates of violence in Indian CountryFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Native women confront high rates of violence in Indian Country (June 17, 2016)
Key members of Congress vowed to support an expansion of tribal jurisdiction after a new report exposed the extent of the crisis.
Vice President Joe Biden urges early work on Violence Against Women ActFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Vice President Joe Biden urges early work on Violence Against Women Act (June 15, 2016)
Deborah Parker, a former vice chair of the Tulalip Tribes, reminded attendees of the United State of Women Summit not to forget about the first Americans.
Capitol Hill briefing set on violence against Native women and menFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Capitol Hill briefing set on violence against Native women and men (June 14, 2016)
A new report from the Department of Justice makes the case for expanding tribal jurisdiction over non-Indians.
Supreme Court decision hailed as a victory for tribal sovereigntyFiled Under: Law | National
Supreme Court decision hailed as a victory for tribal sovereignty (June 14, 2016)
Native women and their advocates call the unanimous ruling an important step in their quest for justice in Indian Country.
Cronkite News: Advocates prepare to launch tribal domestic violence hotlineFiled Under: Law | National
Cronkite News: Advocates prepare to launch tribal domestic violence hotline (May 17, 2016)
Sometime this year, the National Domestic Violence Hotline expects to take the first call at a hotline created specifically to respond to tribal victims.
Study confirms high rate of violence against Native women and menFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Study confirms high rate of violence against Native women and men (May 5, 2016)
The Department of Justice is making the case for restoring tribal jurisdiction with data that confirms Native women and Native men are more likely to be victimized by non-Natives.
Supreme Court ready to hear fourth Indian law case on the docketFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Supreme Court ready to hear fourth Indian law case on the docket (April 18, 2016)
US v. Bryant will determine whether tribal convictions can be used against offenders who repeatedly abuse American Indian women.
Supreme Court schedules hearing in Indian Country domestic violence caseFiled Under: Law | National
Supreme Court schedules hearing in Indian Country domestic violence case (March 11, 2016)
Arguments in US v. Bryant, a case being watched closely by Native women and their advocates, will take place on April 19.
Capitol Hill briefing on Violence Against Women Act in Indian CountryFiled Under: Law | National | Politics
Capitol Hill briefing on Violence Against Women Act in Indian Country (February 22, 2016)
The 2013 reauthorization of the law recognizes the 'inherent power' of tribes to arrest, prosecute and punish non-Indians for certain domestic violence offenses.
Native women schedule Quilt Walk for Justice at Supreme Court Filed Under: Law | National
Native women schedule Quilt Walk for Justice at Supreme Court (December 1, 2015)
Native women and their supporters will rally as the justices hear a critical tribal jurisdiction case on December 8.
Native women to rally at Supreme Court for upcoming caseFiled Under: Law | National
Native women to rally at Supreme Court for upcoming case (November 11, 2015)
The National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center is teaming up with The Monument Quilt to bring the stories of Native survivors to the nation's capital.
Native women defend tribal jurisdiction in Supreme Court caseFiled Under: Business | Law | National
Native women defend tribal jurisdiction in Supreme Court case (October 26, 2015)
Native advocates are worried that the justices will send the wrong message to Native women and Native children, who are victimized at rates far higher than their counterparts.
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Supreme Court case tests tribal jurisdictionFiled Under: Law | National
Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribal Tribune: Supreme Court case tests tribal jurisdiction (October 14, 2015)
Further reason for concern in this case is the Amicus Brief filed by Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt supporting Dollar General’s claim they cannot be prosecuted under the tribal court system because they are non-Indian.

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